RSVP honors 20 year volunteers and award recipients

RSVP honors 20 year volunteers, L-R: June Otto, Gladys Hasson, John Hasson, Norma Withsosky, Francis Ryan, Lucille Dettrich, Bette Bailey, Elaine Weiss, Harry Edenborn, Shirley Wolfe. Photo courtesy of RSVP of Montgomery County
RSVP of Montgomery County's Senior Corps Legacy Award recipients, L-R: Diane Moskal, Barbara Rutberg, Phyllis Lewis, Shirley Zeper and Alan Kober. Photo courtesy of RSVP of Montgomery County

RSVP of Montgomery County celebrated their extraordinary volunteers with a recognition event on June 4 at Meadowood in Skippack.

Volunteers who have served our communities through RSVP for 20 years or more were recognized with a letter of appreciation from Governor Corbett, represented by Nicholas Mattiacci, Deputy Director, Governorís Southeast Regional Office, thanking them for their commitment to volunteering in Montgomery County. Twentieth Anniversary Volunteers were also presented with lapel pins in recognition of their milestones

Volunteers receiving this recognition include: Bette Bailey of Lansdale, Dr. Joel Chinitz of Ft. Washington, Lucille Dettrich of Pottstown, Harry Edenborn of Wyndmoor, Jean Fickes of Rydal, Linda Fisher of Bryn Mawr, Gladys and John Hasson of Frederick, Doris Lufkin of Rydal, David Morton of Wyndmoor, June Otto of Douglassville, Francis Ryan of Lansdale, Selma Savitz of Bala Cynwyd, Mary Slater of Lansdale, Janet Smithgall of Warwick, Elaine Weiss of Norristown, Norma Withsosky of Lansdale, Shirley Wolfe of North Wales and Shirley Zeper of Ambler.

Additionally, RSVP presented certificates and pins to nine winners of the 2014 Senior Corps of PA Legacy Award. Award winners include Jack Keeney of Collegeville, Alan Kober of Dresher, Phyllis Lewis of Elkins Park, Diane Moskal of Abington, Barbara Rutberg of Blue Bell, Nancy Strickland of Lansdale, Janet and Tom Whitefield of Harleysville and Shirley Zeper of Ambler.


RSVP Board President Ron Gawel presented two additional Presidentís Awards to Richard Singer of Dresher and Alan Kober of Dresher, in recognition of their exceptional service to RSVP of Montgomery County.

RSVP volunteers dedicate their talents and energy to programs benefiting the community with countless hours of their time. Recognizing these remarkable volunteers is one small way to acknowledge their great and enduring impact in our communities.

RSVP would like to recognize the generous support of Meadowood of Worcester for hosting the event, Laurel House, Foulkeways, New Horizons Senior Center, Wissahickon Valley Public Library, Golden Touch Copywriting, Eldernet of Lower Merion, The Patrician Society, Opthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC, Bergey Yoder & Associates, PC, Montgomery County Treasurer Jason E. Salus, Frederick Living and Saint Mary Manor for their donations in recognition of RSVP volunteers.

RSVP of Montgomery County is a multiservice nonprofit organization that provides meaningful opportunities to help meet the critical human needs in and around Montgomery County through its Volunteer Impact Programs that focus on the needs of the vulnerable populations (such as disadvantaged preschool children, at-risk youth, the elderly, those with low literacy skills and the unemployed) and by providing support to struggling nonprofit organizations. RSVP is always recruiting additional volunteers to participate in outreach programs that serve our greater community.

For information on how you might volunteer in one of many exciting programs at RSVP or to make a contribution, please phone (610) 834-1040 or visit